Guidelines for Overseas Requests for Compulsorily Acquired Information and Investigative Assistance

The Commission's Overseas guidelines explain how the Commission deals with requests from recognised overseas regulators made under a co-operation agreement for this type of information. The information must be in relation to competition, fair trading or consumer credit law, or to the regulation of telecommunications.

Amendments to the Commerce Act 1986, the Fair Trading Act 1986, the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 and the Telecommunications Act 2001 empower the Commission to use its powers to gather information for a recognised overseas regulator, allow the Commission to provide information it has already gathered using its powers, and assist a recognised overseas regulator in performing that regulator’s functions.